DPR sought for six new High Speed Rail corridors in India

Naomi Pandya Posted on: 2019-12-17 08:15:12 Viewer: 836 Comments: 0 Country: India City: New Delhi

DPR sought for six new High Speed Rail corridors in India

New Delhi, India (Urban Transport News): To connect major cities and economic centres of the country, Railway Board (Ministry of Railways) has directed National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) to prepare detailed project reports (DPRs) for six new High Speed Rail corridors. The six new high-speed rail network is aimed to create a diamond quadrilateral in India. Out of six, the two corridors will fall in Maharashtra.

  • Mumbai-Nagpur High-Speed Rail corridor

The total length Mumbai-Nashik-Nagpur high-speed rail corridor will be 753-km and this corridor will connect Mumbai to Nagpur via Nashik.

  • Mumbai-Hyderabad High Speed Rail corridor

The 711-km long Mumbai-Hyderabad High Speed Rail corridor will connect Mumbai to Hyderabad via Pune.

  • New Delhi-Varanasi High Speed Rail corridor

The Delhi-Varanasi High Speed Rail corridor will connect the busiest route of Indian Railway Network from Delhi to Varanasi via Noida, Agra, Kanpur and Lucknow. The total length of this route will be 865 km.

  • New Delhi-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail corridor

The Delhi-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail corridor will be the longest among all six new high-speed rail corridors which will connect Delhi to Ahmedabad via Jaipur and Udaipur with 886-km long network.

  • Chennai-Mysore High Speed Rail corridor

The Chennai-Mysore High Speed Rail corridor will be 435-km long and will connect Chennai to Mysore via Bengaluru.

  • New Delhi-Amritsar High Speed Rail corridor

The 459-km long New Delhi-Amritsar High Speed Rail corridor will connect Delhi to Amritsar via Chandigarh, Ludhiana and Jalandhar.

Appointment of Consultant

To conduct a feasibility study of six new high-speed rail corridors, the NHSRCL is in the process to appoint a consultant to study the cost of the project, market demand to ascertain projected ridership and suitable form of construction such as underground, elevated or at the surface. The NHSRCL official said that once the report prepared it will be sent to the Railway Board for scrutiny and thereafter it will require a Cabinet nod.

The detailed project report will also look at the possibility of multi-modal transport integration among various existing and planned high-speed and semi-high speed rail networks. Sources from the Railway Board said that they have asked NHSRCL to rope in a consultant and submit the cost for the detailed project report (DPR). However, no sanctions have been allocated for it by the board so far. The National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) is currently executing the country's first high-speed rail corridor between Mumbai and Ahmedabad. However, the project is facing lot of hurdles from land acquisition to political interference.





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